Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words (Blog Feature)

Global Church — November 26, 2014

In Your Own Words is a regular sampling of online articles, blog posts and social media that represent some of the current conversations about Mormonism. The posts in this series do not necessarily represent the views of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, nor are they meant to be a comprehensive summary of the online conversations about the Church. The intent is to highlight social media content from individuals that will help journalists and the public better understand Mormonism.

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Reactions to #LDSFace2Face with Lindsey Stirling

World-famous violinist Lindsey Stirling was the guest on the second Face to Face live Facebook event for youth, held Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. MST. During the video chat, Stirling spoke of overcoming trials and insecurities, reaching lifelong dreams and maintaining her beliefs within the challenging demands of her field. Here are a few reactions from various social media channels:

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“Watching #ldsfacetoface tonight with @lindseystirling. It’s so fun to see her on a human level. Best quote ever: It isn’t ‘What am I doing wrong?’ It’s ‘What more can I be doing that is right?'” @audreybandley

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“Can I say that she is my absolute role model. She has such a strong testimony in Christ! #lindseystirling #LDSface2face #rolemodel #shatterme” @allygator1012

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“Listening and learning about music careers from an amazing artist who lives her faith. #LDSface2face #LindsaySterling” @jennhallchapoose

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“tonight I had the opportunity to watch the live face to face lindsey stirling event. it was really cool and I loved hearing what she had to say and the advice she gave. I’ve known about her for a while and it’s inspiring to me that she’s the same religion as I am and that she still keeps her standards in the kind of world we live in now.☺️ #ldsface2face #lindseystirling” @khaylen_abraham_

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You can watch the full event online here: Face to Face with Lindsey Stirling.

International Bible Week: A #BibleCelebration

This week is International Bible Week, an annual event sponsored by the National Bible Association since 1941. Thousands helped kick off the week on Monday, November 24, by celebrating International Day of the Bible. People of many different faiths commented online, sharing their personal feelings and some of their favorite passages from the Holy Bible, along with the hashtag #BibleCelebration:

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“This verse has been that one verse that keeps me going despite my doubts and exhaustion in life. ‘In His presence, my busy gets put away and I am restored.’ The Lord is my shepherd, He pursues me. #BibleCelebration” @brianadampratama

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“one of my favourite verses ! the greatest love of all in now live within me ❤️ happy international bible day ! spread the words

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